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30-07-2015 – We get a lot of IT support calls from clients affected by some malware that has interrupted their workflow and stolen or corrupted data. Most often, the attack vector was a link in an email. It happens so often that I thought I would post about it.  But it’s not just a professional

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28-07-2015.  IT News reports that code already present on Android phones from version 2.2 onwards is vulnerable to memory corruption and can be exploited to fully compromise the device. The security researcher who discovered the code, Joshua Drake from Zimperium, says that specially crafted exploits only need the phone number of the phone in order

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14-07-2015 – It’s been coming for a while but the day has finally arrived.  After 12 years of patches and updates, Microsoft has pulled out the rug from underneath Server 2003 support. If you’re still using it, you’re on your own. What’s the problem? Are you at risk? If your server has exposure to Internet or

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18-06-2015 – We are pleased to announce today an expansion of our role at Keolis Downer Rail, the company behind the Gold Coast Light Rail service. Previously we have provided a Managed IT Service which includes: Network Architecture for the project – Computer One designed the business computing network from the ground up before any

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This week we dug into an archive of humorous and/or lamentable mistakes from recent times in IT to bring you 7 tales of what not to do if you want to remain employed. From failing to ensure back-ups are working through to compounding a mistake by trying to cover it up, these real-life stories serve

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Yesterday we hosted a Network Security event with RSA that rated 4.5 out of 5 with attendees for its practicality and to-the-point messages. Computer One took the stage first with a session on Continuous Vulnerability Management.  Our new service uses automated software to probe for holes in your network both from inside and outside.  In

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Mountain Designs extends relationship with Computer One 12/05/2015 – Today we’re pleased to announce that Mountain Designs, already a long-time client, has decided to expand our service relationship to include our comprehensive Managed Services product – Complete Care.  Following a restructure internally Mountain Designs have placed their trust in Computer One to provide an outsourced

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I thought I’d share an early preview of what Office 2016 will contain.  It’s due out in Australia somewhere between July and September at this stage, though that date will firm up in the coming weeks. Note: This post relates to the desktop version.  The online versions available through Office 365 subscriptions already have access

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When the Auditor-General of Tasmania utters these words about four of the state’s most important government departments, you have to think there’s some strange thought processes going on in the heads of the department chiefs: “As a result of the high number of weaknesses identified, I concluded that there were areas of inadequate security at

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“Shouldn’t we be using Unified Comms by now?”  It’s a common question asked of IT and of course the answer any IT Manager would like to give is simply “Yes”.  But it’s not simple to get a UC project off the ground, particularly to get business buy-in.  And at the end of the day, the

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IT News Australia reports…”Network vendor Cisco is urging customers to patch their Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls as soon as possible, after discovering a serious vulnerability is currently being exploited by hackers.” It’s a reminder of the importance of a structured patching programme to include all infrastructure, including firewalls, hypervisors and network infrastructure.  No piece of

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On the 2nd of February Fujitsu’s Malaga WA Data Centre suffered two network interruption incidents, one of which saw the entire data centre shut down for up to 12 hours, as reported in IT News. Major clients such as Western Australia’s Health Department and Bankwest were affected. Reports emerged that Bankwest’s ATM network, Online and

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Boxing Day always heralds the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Thousands turn out on Sydney Harbour to watch the sails of more than one hundred boats as they depart Port Jackson and turn south for Tasmania. For the staff at Computer One however, this year the connection was closer to home. James

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